Road Trip Through Switzerland - Italy - Austria - 1

Around Interlaken, Switzerland

Since the days for the summer 2009 were coming to an end and as I'd good enough vacation days left out, I planned on taking a vacation and doing a road trip through Switzerland, Italy, Austria..and back to Germany. I was pretty much looking forward for this trip, as I wanted to drive on some of the Swiss/Italian/Austrian Alps Mountain Passes, which are closed during winter time. My plan was to drive through Switzerland, to Italy..and then back to Germany, through Austria. Normally, most of the Germans here drive through Austria (Brenner Pass, after Innsbruck), to go to Italy. Switzerland is an other alternative, but is much expensive than Austria, as you would have to buy a Vignette (Motorway Ticket) for the whole year, which costs around 28 Euros. On the flip side, Austria has Vignette's for a week or a couple of weeks/months, etc - which is a more flexible option. I decided to go through Switzerland, just because I wanted to drive through the Alps mountain passes and also meet some friends of mine, who are located at Ticino, Southern Switzerland (Italian part of Switzerland). Also, I like that central area of Switzerland (Berner Oberland), around Interlaken.

We started off on Saturday (Aug 22, 2009) and drove through Lindau(Bodensee) and then the Autobahn (motorway) through Liechenstein, to reach Interlaken. Since it was pretty late, when we reached, I just went to the hotel and hit the bed. The next day, we looked around a bit and then, I drove to Iseltwald (where I stayed a couple of nights, in winter 2007), which is a small village around Brienzersee (Lake Brienz).

Here's a video of me, driving around Interlaken:



Here are a few pics from Interlaken-Switzerland and its surroundings (Iseltwald, Lauterbrunnen, etc):

From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


Here's a video of 'Brienzersee' (Lake Brienz) at Iseltwald:



A few pics from around Thun/Thunersee:

From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


And here are a few pics from around Lauterbrunnen, which ain't that far from Interlaken:

From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


From Interlaken & Surroundings - Switzerland


And..here's a video of 'Staubach Waterfalls', at Lauterbrunnen-Switzerland:



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